The Fun Factor

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Many students’ experiences in learning math have been limited to worksheets and rote memorization that have resulted in a negative attitude about math.  Math Pentathlon uses the format of strategy games to make math exciting and engaging.  Both teachers and parents frequently express that students are having so much fun playing the MP Games that they don’t even realize that they are learning math. Adding to the fun, Math Pentathlon appeals to a broad range of learners who enjoy the diverse nature of the games that feature not only computational, but also spatial-geometric, as well as logical-scientific reasoning. When students enjoy math, they spend more time doing math, thus getting better at it.  Getting better and liking math more, leads to a positive attitude about math which boosts confidence and self-esteem.  Another bonus, the MP Games are as fun for adults as kids.